Trying anything for the first time can be unnerving—even for the best of us, and acupuncture is no exception. With this in mind, we thought we'd answer 18 of the most common questions about acupuncture.
Jing-well points are a group of acupuncture points located at the tips of the fingers and toes, where there is little flesh. The qi at these points is considered to be shallow and narrow, yet dynamic—pouring forth like a spring or well.
Research shows that acupuncture performs at least as well as, and potentially better than, standard medical care for back pain (Cherkin, 2009; Haake, 2007; Sherman, 2009a; Witt, 2006). It is particularly beneficial as an alternative to conventional care for...
The menopausal transition can be an individual and elongated process. Research shows that tailored treatments such as those used in acupuncture may provide significant benefits in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
Legend has it that St-36 (Zúsānlî) found its name by enabling ancient Chinese soldiers to go the extra three miles. Traditionally, Zúsānlî strengthens the legs, fortifies the whole body, tonifies Qi, blood and body fluids, and eliminates fatigue.
The ancient Chinese frequently spoke of possession by demons and ghosts. Ghosts (or gui/ guei 鬼 ) were often attributed to the onset of conditions such as mania, paranoia, addiction, seizures, paralysis, lockjaw, headaches, nightmares, epilepsy and mental illness...
Sp-6 is a powerful acupuncture point. Its name in pinyin is 'San Yin Jiao’, which translates as ‘3 leg crossing’ and highlights its primary function as a meeting point of the three yin channels of the leg: kidney, spleen...
Research shows acupuncture to be at least as effective as (and in some cases more effective than) existing conventional drugs in treating insomnia but without their associated side effects.
Today, we speak to Emma Eaton, who talks us through a year in business and setting up her own clinic, The Cobham Acupuncture and Reflexology Clinic.
Today, we speak to Vicky Newman of Cherry Tree Acupuncture, who talks us through a year in business and setting up within an established practice.